185 Immigrants Naturalized as American Citizens in Las Cruces

Oct 17, 2019

Gregory Fouratt, U.S. magistrate judge for the District of New Mexico, smiles with naturalized citizen Joel Enriquez and his wife Melinda from Mexico, their children Andrea and Sebastian, and Spanish court interpreter Barbara Espinosa.
Credit Michael Hernandez

With their families proudly watching, 185 immigrants representing 18 countries took the Oath of Allegiance on Sept. 20 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

In this second documentary by Michael Hernandez, several immigrants from Mexico, including the ceremony's guest speaker, talk about their personal motivations for moving to the United States.